JKG Sunday: April 28th, 2019

2nd Year B’Nei Mitzvah Class

To learn about our B’Nei Mitzvah ceremony, we are…

  • Doing a dress rehearsal of our ceremony.

  • Presenting our speeches to the 1st year B’Nie Mitzvah Class to practice.

Ask you student…

  • Is there anything you are nervous about the B’Nei Mitzvah ceremony?

  • How did it feel to present your speech in front of the 1st year B’Nei Mitzvah Class?

1st Year B’Nei Mitzvah Class

To learn about our Personal Interest Projects, we are…

  • Exploring our talents.

  • Considering social issues that we’re interested in.

  • Learning about the history and meaning of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah as a Jewish ritual.

  • Brainstorming about our personal identities as a group.

  • Playing “Take A Stand” to define our opinions about various topics.

  • Creating a vision board of our qualities, interests and Jewish role models.

Ask your student…

  • What were some talents and interests that you wrote down?

  • What are some topics that you are thinking about for your Personal Interest Project?

  • Did you create your vision board? Tell me about it!

  • What was it like to take a stand on an issue in front of your friends?

5th Grade: Traditions of Shavuot

To learn about Shavuot, we are…

  • Listening to the story of the golden calf

  • Discussing healthy ways to cope with unexpected situations

  • Playing a fast paced activity that reinforces the traditions of Shavuot

Ask your student…

  • How should we react when things don’t always go our way or as planned?

  • What makes Shavuot a unique Jewish holiday?

4th Grade: Shavuot and the 10 Commandments

To learn about Shavuot, we are…

  • Taking turns reading the story of G-d giving Moses the 10 commandments on Mount Sinai aloud.

  • Creating skits in small groups to act out different scenes from the 10 commandments story.

  • Decorating our classroom for Shavuot with flowers and plants that symbolizes the vegetation on Mount Sinai.

Ask your student…

  • What does Shavuot celebrate and why is it important?

  • What are the most important rules in our house?

3rd Grade: What is Shavuot?

To learn about Shavuot, we are…

  • Doing a traditional commandment “night-time” study with flashlights and seasonal fruit.  

  • Creating poetry focused around the things we learned during our study.

  • Watching a video about Shavuot.

Ask your student…

  • What is Shavuot?

  • What are the 10 commandments?

2nd Grade: Exploring the 10 Commandments

To learn about the 10 commandments, we are…

  • Coming up with the “ingredients” we need to make the world a better place, and comparing them to how the 10 commandments serve as ingredients for being a good person.

  • Playing 10 Commandments bowling, representing how we should try to touch on all of the commandments in our lives.

  • Singing and dancing along to a song that helps us remember the 10 Commandments.

Ask your student…

  • Which commandment do you think is the most important? The least important? Why?

  • Why is it important to follow rules/laws? What purpose do they serve?

1st Grade: Discovering Yom Ha’atzmaut

To learn about the holiday of Yom Ha’atzmaut, we...

  • Learning that Yom Ha’Atzmaut is Israel Independence Day, seeing a short video shot in Israel, and creating mini-Israeli flags.

  • Talking about how Yom Ha’Atzmaut is Israel’s birthday and decorating a “Happy Birthday, Israel!” poster.

  • Reading a story about visiting Israel, learned the customs of Yom Ha’Atzmaut, and playing a dancing game in which we learn some capitals of Israel.

Ask your student…

  • What is Yom Ha’Atzmaut?

  • How old will Israel be this year?

Kindergarten: Israeli Culture

To learn about Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel’s independence day) we are…

  • Creating our own Israeli flags and Israel maps and learning about the Israel national anthem.

  • Discussing different Israeli foods.

  • Reading Sammy Spider’s First Trip to Israel.

Ask your student…

  • What does the Israeli flag look like?

  • What are some Israeli foods?

  • Is Israel big or small?

Preschool & Pre-K: What is Yom Ha’atzmaut?

To learn about Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel’s independence day) we are…

  • Learning about what the Israeli flag looks like

  • Making Star of David necklaces and playing Israeli food scavenger hunt.

  • Reading Goodnight Israel and learning about different places in Israel

Ask your student…

  • What is in the middle of the Israeli flag?

  • What are some Israeli foods?